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Our office is now available for meetings and other events of interest to local Democrats. Watch our calendar for upcoming events!

For more information, or to schedule an event, please send us an email or leave a message at (919) 603-1695.

112 Wall St. (2nd floor)
Oxford, NC  27565

Open office hours
We welcome drop-in visitors during office hours. We try to staff the office on these days and times, but please call ahead to avoid disappointment.

Tuesdays, Noon – 4 pm
Thursdays, Noon – 4 pm
Saturdays, 11 am – 3 pm

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Candidate filing period for 2019 municipal elections

Passing along this press release from the Granville County Board of Elections:


PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The municipal filing period is set to begin on Friday, July 5, 2019 at noon and end on Friday, July 19, 2019 at noon.  The Board of Elections office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will not close for lunch during the filing period.  The office is located at 208 Wall Street in Oxford.  Local offices up for reelection are as follows:

City of Oxford
Mayor
City Commissioner (3 seats)
Filing fee: $10.00

City of Creedmoor
Mayor
City Commissioner (3 seats)
Filing fee: $10.00

Town of Stem
Mayor
Town Commissioner (3 seats, once of which is an unexpired term)
Filing fee: $5.00

Town of Stovall
Mayor (Seat is not up until 2021)
Town Commissioner (3 seats)
Filing fee: $5.00

Town of Butner
Mayor
Town Council Members (3 seats)
Filing fee: $10.00

Please bring a check to pay your filing fee.   Anyone with questions about filing can contact the Board of Elections office at 919-693-2515.

Granville County Democratic Party 2019 Convention

Dear Granville Democrats,

As you know, our normally scheduled monthly Thursday meeting will not be held in March so that we can come together for the

Granville Democrats County Convention
Saturday, March 30th from 10:30 am – 12 noon 
Thornton Library, Oxford


Guest Speaker – Senator Mike Woodard
Registration will begin at 10 am and all precinct Chairs are asked to be ready to provide an updated list of officers and members for your precinct.  Thanks to all who have been working so diligently to prepare your precincts for the convention. 

Agenda:

  • Elections of the Executive Committee
  • Elections of Delegates for the District and State Conventions
  • Updates from state and local elected officials
  • Updates on municipal elections
  • Updates on Voter ID, gerrymandering and redistricting, Board of Elections, chief and precinct judges

If you have any questions, please let us know!  Hope to see you next Saturday!

LaHoma S. Romocki, Chair
Granville Democrats

Important changes for 2019

Change is coming for the Granville Dems in 2019!

  • The Oxford office will remain open, but without regularly scheduled hours. Instead, we’re hoping to fill the calendar with meetings and other events of interest to Democrats. Do you have a group that’s focused on community needs and policy, or information you want to share with fellow Dems? Please share your ideas!
  • LaHoma Romocki has resumed her elected position as Chair of the Granville Dems, and Jim is back as 1st Vice Chair. Note that our two-year term will end in April 2019, when we will gather to elect a new Executive Committee. Would you (or someone you know) be willing to play a key role in this important building year?
  • During the recent election, our poll greeters showed the power of organized precincts to bring help and resources right where we need them. Now it’s back to organizing as many precincts as we can, so that we can educate and motivate Democrats throughout the county in 2020.

2018 election recap and appreciation

Fellow Granville Democrats, it’s been my privilege to serve as your acting chair during this 2018 election season. After months of organizing and preparation, the NC Dems have succeeded in breaking the Republican supermajority in the NC legislature! This marks a turning point in stopping one-party rule in Raleigh and restoring free and fair elections.

We also lost some important races, but we fought hard for them. I’m extremely proud of all the work we’ve done. There are too many people to thank individually here, but here are some of the more prominent roles you played:

  • the Executive Committee who steered the ship and faithfully kept the books;
  • our summer interns who helped to reach out and register new voters;
  • the event planners who raised our visibility in the community and made our Unity Dinner such a success;
  • the fundraisers and donors who helped us to establish a working headquarters;
  • the office staff who kept things up and running;
  • the organizers who wrangled a large and changing volunteer workforce;
  • the canvassers (some from across NC) who tirelessly knocked on doors, made phone calls, educated and inspired their fellow Democrats;
  • our precinct chairs who helped to share the load;
  • the poll greeters who guided voters to our endorsed candidates;
  • the Election Day poll observers who kept a sharp eye out for problems;
  • and of course, our Democratic candidates who worked tirelessly, showed up in
    more places than I can count, and inspired all of our efforts.

Now it’s time to catch our breath, document the lessons learned, and think about how we can stay engaged in the “off years” ahead. (By now, I hope we agree that there’s no such thing as an off year.) We need to stay engaged in local government and in service to our neighbors. I’ll have much more to say about that in a future post, but for now, let’s celebrate all that we’ve built and accomplished in 2018.

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Last chance to get out the vote!

Granville Democrats, please help us get out the vote! Let’s support our terrific Democratic candidates including Darryl Moss, LaHoma Romocki, and Judge Carolyn Thompson.

Elections matter hugely — and, as you know, are often decided by just a few votes. Canvassing is the single most effective way to get voters to the polls. We knock on friendly doors to encourage Democratic voters, and let them know when, where and how to vote.

Please join us! We will always send you out with a partner. Families are very welcome. Children of all ages enjoy it and are really a help!

Meeting place: 1655 Pope Road, Creedmoor 27522

Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Nov. 3-5):
Canvass at 1pm and 3pm

Tuesday, Nov 6 is Election Day!
Canvassing all day beginning at 10am. Come when you can!

Sign up at:
milada.anna.vachudova@gmail.com

Please write with any questions, or text 919-428-9082.

Thanks to our volunteer events team!

When you visit local gatherings and festivals, keep an eye out for Granville Dems. We’re out registering voters and sharing information about candidates and the Democratic platform. Below are some pictures of our volunteers at the recent NC Hot Sauce Festival.

Watch the calendar for other upcoming events, including some that were postponed due to Hurricane Florence! And we can always use more volunteers, so let us know if you’re interested.

Operations suspended during Hurricane Florence

Hi, all. The GCNCDP office in Oxford will be closed for a few days, just until the storm has passed. This week’s calendar events (local festivals) have been postponed, but once they’re rescheduled, our volunteers will be there! Stay safe, everyone.


UPDATE: We will resume normal office hours today (Tuesday, Sept 18).

2018 Unity Dinner recap

Our 2018 Unity Dinner was a great success! Thanks to all who attended and whose planning and effort made it possible. Here’s a detailed write-up in the Aug. 9 Oxford Public Ledger (click for a closer look).

 

Early voting schedule for the Nov 2018 election

Here’s the latest from Jeannette Carey, our Democratic representative on the Granville County Board of Elections:

We approved the Early Voting Plans today and they will be sent to the State for final approval.  We will have 3 sites open and they will open on Wednesday (rather than Thursday).  They will be open from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM for 13 days and on the last Saturday, they will be open from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  The polls will open at 6:30 AM and close at 7:30 PM on Election Day.  This schedule provides 3 ½ hours each day of extra hours for voting and also provides an additional day (Wednesday) that we have not previously been open.

She also mentioned the challenge of staffing these locations with poll workers. This is satisfying work! If you’re interested, please contact the Granville County Board of Elections.

2018 summer interns (and our Wall St office)

Sharyn (office manager) and Gloria (volunteer coordinator) with the interns.

Meet our first group of interns for summer 2018! They’ve been busy with voter registration, other party work, and advising on how to reach young voters. (See the captions of each photo for details.)
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